Are you working on a nonfiction book?
I work with nonfiction authors to get their best books out into the world—books that serve their audience while elevating their own voice, embodying the practices of servant authorship.
Book Proposals: Proposals must make a business case for your book—combining knowledge of your book with marketing and publishing insights. Learn more about book proposal options.
Developmental Editing: A developmental edit helps you write a better book—one that fits your reader’s needs and serves your own objectives. I’ll offer feedback on structure, the authorial voice, pacing, and content so you can create a book that really serves your readers. We can work from a full or partial draft or connect at the beginning and touch base as you write.
Midcourse Correction: Many authors reach the halfway point of a rough draft, only to feel that the project is going off the rails. That’s why it’s called the messy middle. We can work together to clarify your goals, assess the current outline, and create an action plan for finishing the book.
Making the Transition from Academic Writing: Many brilliant researchers and professors struggle to find the right voice for a general business audience. I’ve written a book about techniques for explaining abstract concepts clearly (Writing to Be Understood), and can help you find a voice that informs and engages readers beyond grad students and brings your wisdom to the wider world.
Manuscript Evaluation: Your friends may say it’s great, but perhaps you’d like an objective opinion before you ship it to the publisher? I can provide a two-page editorial letter that assesses the strength of the manuscript based on your objectives and offers general advice and feedback.
Here are a few of my clients’ books:
Anne Janzer is a phenomenal writing coach. Working with her to complete my first book was an amazing experience, as she coached me through every step of the process, from formalizing my book idea to creating an outline, then rough draft, all the way through to the final, polished manuscript and beyond. As a first-time author, Anne also guided me through the process of publishing, including connecting me to key resources, support, and everything else I needed to make my book successful. To top it all off, Anne is just a wonderful person whom I genuinely enjoyed working with, as well as a respected industry expert and truly gifted writer and author herself.”
Sarah E Brown, author of Power to the Startup People
If you’re interested in working with me, use the Contact form at the end of the page to let me know, or email me at anne [at] annejanzer.com.
Use the following form to request more information: let me know what kind of nonfiction book coaching you need.